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i'm lester holt. thanks for joining us. giants won. game seven tomorrow. >> they are going to win tomorrow, no problem. >> at love sleb slel celebrating and less torture tonight at at&t park. the giants live to see another day. good evening, i'm diane dwyer. they escaped elimination again. the giants are one game away from the world series. take a look at this. the tower is lit up in the giants orange tonight. the team beat st. louis. that means it is on to game seven tomorrow in san francisco for a winner take all situation. we have team coverage of the victory. jamie is inside of at&t park. but we begin with kimberly tere
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who's outside of the ballpark with a look at the big win. hello, kimberly. >> hello. this game really seemed to reenergize fans who admitted before it began they were a little bit nervous about it. in the end, they say, it was an easy win and of course they are hoping for a repeat tomorrow. >> go giants! >> i'm totally pumped. ready for tomorrow. >> reporter: tomorrow's game will determine which team heads to the world series. much of the credit for tonight's win goes to pitcher ryan vogle song who is known for being superstitious. he must eat chicken enchill lad das the night before he takes the mound. >> i'm eating chicken enchiladas. >> i'm going home eat a dozen chicken enchiladas. >> i wore my lucky hat and it worked. >> fans say they are willing to do whatever it takes to support their team during a season of
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surprises. >> it is up and down. >> torture, again, pure torture. >> according to fans, what is great about the giants is when their backs are against the wall they fight harder to win. they did it in the division series clinching three games in a row to get where they are now and giants fans are confident the team will come through again. >> we will be fine. we will get through tomorrow. go to the world series and knock off the tigers and 2010 all over again. >> this time tomorrow, we will know whether they are headed to the world series. game seven starts at 5 p.m. live in san francisco, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >> fingers crossed. thank you. our team coverage continues with jamie from come cast sportsnet. what a night for ryan. >> what a night indeed. the giants become the third team in major league baseball history to win at least five elimination games in a single postseason. the other two went on to win the
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world series. the giants force game seven here tomorrow night as they will try to go to the world series themselves. no. >> we don't give up. we are a tough team. we have a good mentality. we're hungry and not ready to go home. >> don't know how to quit or diechl i don't want to go home yet. there is not another team that wants to go home. we believe in ourselves and believe we deserve to be in the position. why not fight and play for the guy next to us. unbelievable ride so far. >> you play 162 games, plus whatever 38 spring training game and have the season come down to game seven doesn't get much better than that. everybody has put in so much time it's pretty neat. >> we feel we have to be focused. we are going to continue to step
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on the gas. >> same as game four five six or seven meant lose and go home now two teams in the same boat. you will see two teams give it everything they have got. >> we are tucked away in the giants dugout. it started raining. it there is a tarp on the field and an 80% chance of rain during the day tomorrow. but as some of my twitter followers pointed out there is 100% chance of kaine as in the giants starter. on friday, it was barry sooen zito and tonight it is all about ryan vogelsong. and his lucky pregame meal. stay with us for continuing coverage of the giants quest for the world series. our coverage starts tomorrow at
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4:30 in the morning. we are getting started early on "today this the bay" and log on to nbc bay area.com for wall to wall giants coverage. a big night for the giants and a big night for meteorologist rob mie yet ta. he is keeping an eye on the radar and as jamie mentioned the storm is heading our way. will it stick around for the giants game? >> the giants wisely put tarps over the field at at&t park because of what we are seeing on the radar. we are rain moving in to san francisco, over to oakland. good showers heading in to san francisco over to the bay bridge toll plaza. notice to the south, around the san mateo bridge where they are doing overnight repair work, retro fit, they are dealing with rain and it extends in to have
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you beenny plan extra time for your commute. we will be dealing with rain and wind for the morning but some good news as we head to the afternoon. look at that all-important just after 5:00 start time for game seven. things will be drying out for the afternoon. i will have a full look at the forecast coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you, rob. and new at 11:00, fight broke out at tonight's professional soccer game in the south bay. in the end, police removed more than 100 people from the game. police say the trouble started an hour in to the game between the earthquakes and the galaxy. some l.a. supporters apampbly got in to a fight. security tried to break it up. other fans got in the way. that's when they called in police backup from santa clara, sunnyvale and san jose. >> three police officers came busting through me saying move,
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move, move and i was like whoa! they went separate to the galaxy team where the headquarters was and there were smoke bombs. it was crazy. theic kicked them all out. >> of the people removed from the game seven were arrested. emergency medical crews were on standby but no one was injured. investigators are trying to sort out what happened after a bizarre shooting and fire this morning. it started 1:30 at redwood and broadway streets. several people called to report two naked men arguing, smashing car windows and trying to burn down their house. one man ran in to the house which was by this time smoking. the other reportedly pointed a gun at an officer prompting police to shoot and kill him. neighbors were stunned. >> it's shock. like a nightmare. like your next door neighbor turns in to a crazy person. and what do you do? we were supposed to have lunch
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with them tomorrow. and now this. >> police say they were able to get the second man out of the house relatively easily. firefighters put out the fire. one or both of the men were under the influence of illegal drugs and no officers were hurt. fire officials are assessing the damage after a two-alarm fire burned part of a berkeley landmark overnight. the fire broke out 10:15 last night at the good shepherd episcopal church. a neighbor says he used a garden hose to try to put out the flames until firefighters arrived on this scene. the church was being remodelled and they say the flames likely started in the back where the offices are located. no one was hurt. you have heard of fantasy football leagues. what about a fantasy sex league. a scandal that rocked a prominent east bay high school. i hear it go boom, boom,
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like something hit the roof. >> turns out the bump was a meteorite and a bay area scientist is asking for your help to find more. think of it as a meteorite treasure hunt but he says time is of the essence. >> the first major storm to fall is underway. rob will let you know when it will hit and a look at beach blanket bablyon. the performance of "god bless america" at at&t park. enjoy foets ♪ ♪ ♪ [ woman ] ring. ring.
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you have heard of fantasy football but students at one high school are using the concept of a fantasy league for a different reason. some varsity athletes are using a fantasy league to chart their sexual experiences. nbc bay area's monty francis has
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reaction from parents and students. >> reporter: good evening. parents received this letter from the principal telling them the existence of a fantasy slut league. apparently this has been an open secret with students here for years. the principal of piedmont high school says what's known to students as the fantasy slut league has been in existence for five to six years and discovered during a freshmen assembly on date rain prevention. >> no girl that i know from the high school wants to be called a slut or be part of that. >> school officials say varsity athletes set up the fantasy league and according to the letter from the principal, our female students unbeknownst to most of them are drafted as part of the league. male students get points for engagement with female students. this parent finds the idea galling. >> it is upsetting to the find out this is going on at the high
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school. i trust my daughter, but i would be really, really upset to know that it were anything that she was unknowingly part of. >> reporter: her daughter is a junior at the high school who tells us she's known about the fantasy slut league since her freshman league. >> the concept is horrible and i feel bad for the girls on it. >> caller: it started as a private group on facebook which is why parents were kept in the dark for so long. >> from what i have been told, two guys have a team of two girls, and when girls hook up with guys they get more points, and then i think the winning team is who hooks up with the most people. >> reporter: the principal ensured the parents the league has been put to a stop but at this point it doesn't appear any students will face disciplinary action. >> it is good to let us know. it has been going on a long time and since it is a facebook thing it is hard for parents to know
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what is going on facebook or a facebook group like that that has been started by the football team. i think it was a good choice for him to let us know. >> reporter: the superintendent would not go on camera for us tonight. i received a statement from her. she says this is a matter of school and family working together to support our teens to make good choices and to treat each other with respect and dignity. we wanted to communicate to families to encourage a dialogue and to inform parents of what we, as a school community, are doing to proactively address activities that are detrimental to the culture we want for our students. the principal also says the school will meet with athletes at the beginning of each season to address this issue. live in piedmont, monty francis, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. happening now, a live look at the san mateo bridge where it is shut down in both directions so crews can finish repair work. they are installing a new seismic joint and replacing a
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section of the deck. caltrans has a surprise announcement today. some of the drivers will like to hear. repair work on the bridge is scheduled to be completely finished by tomorrow morning. so that means, the bridge will not have to be hut down next weekend. >> as we were completing the westbound panels we did the calculation for time and made the decision we had enough time to complete the eastbound panels, as well. >> caltrans says it is on schedule to reopen by 5:00 tomorrow morning. election day is 16 days away and the presidential candidates last debate is tomorrow. governor romney took a break from debate practice to cheer on his staff in a game of flag football in florida. as he tossed the coin results were like the presidential race right now, a little hard to call. supporter say he is gaining momentum. >> we like the way florida is going. we always predicted it would go this way. >> if you look at the polling it is trending our way.
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>> we think it is a better indicator than the public polls which are frankly all over the map. >> both sides are hoping to change the latest poll numbers during tomorrow's debate boca raton, florida. the topic, foreign policy. a former u.s. senator who lost the presidential race to richard nixon has died. george mcgovern was the democratic candidate for president in 1972. mcgovern represented south dakota for four years in the house and 18 years in the senate. last week his family disclosed he had entered hospice care. he died this morning surrounded by his family and long-time friends. george mcgovern was 90 years old. gas prices are on the way down. the national average for a gallon of gasoline has fallen 8.5 cents to $3.75. the bay area prices remain among the most expensive in the nation of course but are coming down a bit. san francisco's average price is $4.54 a gallon. down 15 cents from last week.
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san jose's average 4.43 compared to 4:60 and oakland 4:45 down fr a week ago. a piece of a meteor that exploded over the bay area last woenz he is asking for the public help to search your backyard for clues and hi says it is race against time. >> this is a souvenir of our past. >> this little souvenir according to nasa scientist could provide clues about the history the solar system and how life was formed on earth. it is a little bigger than a golf ball and one alert and curious woman in nv nv is to thank for the discovery. lisa webber said she never saw the streak of light on wednesday night that was captured in the video. she was inside of her home and
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had just turned off the tv since the giants playoff game was in rain delay. it was quiet. >> i was in the kitchen and i heard boom, boom boom. like something hit the roof. >> she didn't think much about the noise. two days lair when she read about the meteor explosion and the debris would be likely found in in the north bay she started to put t and two together. she found the rock in her backyard and with the help of a young neighbor that loves science and knew that meteorites were magnetic. so we got a magnet and sure enough. and ahh it is part of a meteor. >> the next thing she new the scientist was on the way to her home. he confirmed that the little rock is actually an important piece of history. >> this is only the 20th for which we have a trajectory from the at ms. fear. >> of all time. >> of all time. >> anywhere in the world. >> anywhere in the world. >> he says he is so thankful
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that webber took the time to find the meteorite but thinks there is more and has an urgent plea for us. he hopes people will go outside tonight or tomorrow before the rain hits and search for more meteorites. he thinks the largest chunks should be near sonoma. >> it is really interesting to study this and see what can tell us. about the evolution of the oert or life on the earth. >> scientists are ask canning anyone who may have a security camera do go back to wednesday night at 8:00 to see if the camera captured the meteor streaking across the sky. the more video they have the more information they can gather about the speed and direction. and not a great idea to to use a magnet because it changes the sample. it should be covered in a black or gray finish.
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check in on the weather. it was nice yesterday. gray today and big change tomorrow. >> we are going from meteor showers to the liquid variety. we are outside right now. spreading over the bay area. this will have an impact on the commute. we are looking live at the bay bridge toll plaza. the slick roads. now toss a sheen of water and mix it with the oil. they don't mix well at all. rain is starting to pick up. right now we are seeing it 680 to highway 4 at walnut creek. the heavier rain we are seeing around san francisco and the peninsula. the marine headlands to the north, downtown san francisco across the bay bridge and the toll plaza out to oakland. as we go though this coast, the uplift on the coastal mountains wringing out the rain drops and down the peninsula toward san carlosing redwood city, seeing
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light rain approaching san jose over to sunnyvale and cupertino. the rain will fill in now and 7:00 in the morning. you can see how this stuff is coming in at a perpendicular angle. areas of the santa cruz mountains may see an inch of rain. san jose a quarter inch or less. what's coming together tonight is this cold front off shore. it approaches and you will notice the sound outside may wake you up. southerly winds ahead of the cold front. here's the cool air aloft. it will drop down snow levels and maybe trigger an isolated thundershower for areas in the north bay early on tuesday. for the giants game tomorrow, we will see some clearing for the afternoon. maybe isolated showers early. after 9:00, the rain will fill in. shower hour by hour for the morning. the midday clearing. heading to five clock looks okay in san francisco all the way through 9:00. after that 11:00 and the rain
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fills back in. rainfall projections for the north bay up to a half inch. san francisco and oakland between 9:005:00 and 9:00, as the game goes on not moving too much. we get a brief break around the game time for game seven tomorrow. look at the sierra. winter storm warning. as much as two and a half feet of snow between the next 48 hours in the high country. cool day tomorrow, windy too. 60s in san jose. and low 60s to the tr villy. the first half of the week dealing with rain off and on. wednesday should be the independent of t the end of the pattern. clearing skies and morning fog but a busy start to the week. windy and wet tomorrow morning few hur more showers on tuesday and one more system on wednesday. if we get the world series started in san francisco that would be on wednesday. we will have to worry about the showers maybe one more game.
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>> good problem to have. thank you, rob. time to check in with wendy. i'm guessing you will be talking the giants, too? >> a lot of giants. it is tall order. who would have thought they could win three straight to take the series. they have won the first two and forced a game seven with st. louis. when we come back in sports we will hear more from tonight on the mound ryan vogl song in sports. ♪
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the giants have been in five elimination games this postseason. not just this series, this postseason and barry zito kept the team alive in the game four. now ryan vogelsong needed to do that to force a game seven in the nlcs. he was masterful. the giants getting pumped up. they know if they don't win their season is over. vogelsong need fod reminding. carlos beltran get gets a fast ball. watching it go by. and then the giants up 1-0 already. marco against carpenter sends
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this one to left. crawford and vogelsong come around to score and the giants 4-0 lead. two for three on the day. next batter, sandoval. he sends this to right center. and giants up big 5-0. in the seventh, vogl still dealing. he strikes out swinging and vogelsong gets nine strikeouts a career high for him and one earned in seven innings. romo comes in to end it for the giants. giants win 6-1 and they are going to game seven on monday. >> i think i was sharper in game two. you know, i had some good life on my two teamer tonight. i threw everything else good enough to keep them off balance. i had some good misses tonight. i had some location misses that i ended up getting swings and
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misses on but i think game two was better but i will take this one too. don't get me wrong. this place is amazing. these people show up and i feed off of them. i'm having a lot of fun right now you had a career high nine strikeouts tonight. you talked about how you and barry zito and the starters feed off of each other. how much did you feed off of barry's last outing? >> i try to emulate him. i knew i had to come out here early and set a tone and keep them off the board early. we were able to get to carpenter and put some runs up early. i just feel like with this crowd and even with the way barry pitched the other night, i felt like our team throwing up zeros. i felt like the first two or three innings were important to throw up zeros and try to get some damage and it worked out for us. >> the raiders hosted the jaguars in the fourth quarter they were down 23-16.
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carson palms punches it in that ties the game. watch this. raiders defense forces a fum and they recover. an easy field goal range. sebastian can get pretty much get anything within 40 yards. the raiders win ugly but win nonetheless. >> an ugly win is better than a pretty loss. i know that. i have played this game long enough to know just gend getting a win, any way to get a win against a desperate team and team with a 14-point lead and changing things up. proud of the way we fought. it wasn't pretty. we did not play up to our standard. and play we way we are coached at times but guys hung in there. defense played great. kept getting us the ball back and good to get out of here with a win. of course game seven of the
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nlcs between the cardinals an giants will start just after 5:00 at at&t. tarp on the field and the water hogs are ready. hopefully we will get a full game in. just ahead, an earthquake rocked their wedding and in the i midst of their chaos, they lost their camera but in a twist of fate they are getting photos of their special day. and a tribute to the star of game six. pitcher ryan vogelsong. so... [ gasps ]
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a mod right earthquake hit just before midnight in king city. there were no immediate reports of damage. a earthquake in new zealand robbed one couple of their wedding photos. that is until this week when the magnitude 6.3 quake hit christchurch in february of 2011 many people ran for their lives. this couple were getting married that day and dropped their camera in the chaos. they never expect td see the pictures but the couple noticed something on their drive waive. part of the camera with the memory card intact. >> i was like oh, awesome. >> i was more pessimistic. i didn't think at this time would still work but i'm glad he's more like yeah, let's try this. >> when he popped the card in his computer he found every one of the lost photos.
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>> still ahead, the mayor of a small town in wisconsin is calling it a senseless act. a shooting at a day spa that left three people dead. plus a prominent east bay high school is rocked by a sex scandal involving its students. also -- >> the kids that don't have the opportunities that you have and you want to start doing something. >> you can say he had an orange thumb and a huge heart. our bay area proud exclusive we meet a teenager raising pumpkins and money for three worthy causes. and a giant night at at&t park. the orange and black are one step closer to the world series. here's another look. >> game over. game seven tomorrow night. ♪ in everything you do [ female announcer ] add your own ingredients to hamburger helper
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welcome back. an intense manhunt for a shooter is over tonight. four were can injured and three killed after a gunman opened fire at a spa in milwaukee. emergency vehicles scrambled on sunday morning. >> we saw the cops pulling their guns out out of the car and putting on their vest. >> seen a girl in her 20s holding paper towels to her neck because she was bleeding. >> shots rang out at a spa in wisconsin. >> they scooped her up and taken her to the ambulance and taken her away. >> the end three were killed and
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four wounded. police later found the suspect dead in the salon of a self inflicted gunshot wound. that suspect identified as radcliffe haughton was the estranged husband of one of the salon's employees. >> we believe this incident is domestic violence related. >> reporter: according to police, a four-year restraining order had been granted against radcliffe haughton days ago the investigation is ongoing, in progress. it is in its infancy. >> as dozens of officers and fbi look over the crime scene and the suspect's home for answers, family and friends of those killed and wounded search for reasons why. fr francis co, nbc news. a father and his 4-year-old son were killed in a shooting. the mother and two other children were shot but survived.
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police believe a 55-year-old man who lived in a bungalow behind the house is the gunman. authorities found his body with a gunshot wound to the head in the bungalow which burned down. police are trying to determine a motive. happening right now a live look at the san mateo bridge tonight. it is shut down in both directions so crews can finish repair work. they are installing a new size ming joi seismic joint. an announce most drivers would like to hear. repair work on the bridge is scheduled to be finished tomorrow morning. that means the bridge will probably not have to be shut down next weekend. caltrans says the bridge is scheduled to open by 5:00 tomorrow morning. as we have been reporting, the giants are one game away from the world series. take a look at this. isn't it pretty the tower is lit up in giants orange. on to game seven for a winner
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take all situation for the giants and cardinals kimberly tere has more. >> reporter: this game reenergized fans. who admitted before it began they were a little bit nervous about it. in the end, they say, it was an easy win and of course they are hoping for a repeat tomorrow. >> go giants! >> i'm totally pumped. ready for tomorrow. >> reporter: tomorrow's game will determine which team heads to the world series. much of the credit for tonight's win goes to pitcher ryan vogelsong who is known for being superstitious. he must eat chicken enchiladas the night before he takes the mound. >> i'm eating chicken enchiladas. >> i'm going home eat a dozen chicken enchiladas. >> i wore my lucky hat and it worked. >> fans say they are willing to do whatever it takes to support their team during a season of surprises. >> it is up and down. >> torture, again, pure torture. >> according to fans, what is
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great about the giants is when their backs are against the wall they fight harder to win. they did it in the division series clinching three games in a row to get where they are now and giants fans are confident the team will come through again. >> we will be fine. we will get through tomorrow. go to the world series and knock off the tigers and 2010 all over again. game seven will be at 5:00 some this time tomorrow we will know whether the giants are headed to the second world series in three years. still to come a change in the forecast. meteorologist ret is tracking t.
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football leagues. a scandal that rocked a prominent east bay high school. they are tracking and documenting their sexual experiences with females a the school. >> parents received this letter from the principal on friday telling them about the existence of what students are calling the fantasy slut league. this is new to parents, but apparently this has been an open secret with students here for years.
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the principal of piedmont high school says what's known to students as the fantasy slut league has been in existence for five to six years and discovered during a freshmen assembly on date rape prevention. >> no girl that i know from the high school wants to be called a slut or be part of that. >> school officials say varsity athletes set up the fantasy league and according to the letter from the principal, our female students unbeknownst to most of them are drafted as part of the league. male students get points for documented engagement with female students. this parent finds the idea galling. >> it is upsetting to the find out this is going on at the high school. i trust my daughter, but i would be really, really upset to know that it were anything that she was unknowingly part of. >> reporter: her daughter is a junior at the high school who tells us she's known about the fantasy slut league since her freshman league.
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>> the concept is horrible and i feel bad for the girls on it. >> caller: it started as a private group on facebook which is why parents were kept in the dark for so long. >> from what i have been told, two guys have a team of two girls, and when girls hook up with guys they get more points, and then i think the winning team is who hooks up with the most people. >> reporter: the principal assured the parents the league has been put to a stop but at this point it doesn't appear any students will face disciplinary action. >> it is good to let us know. it has been going on a long time and since it is a facebook thing it is hard for parents to know what is going on facebook or a facebook group like that that has been started by the football team. i think it was a good choice for him to let us know. the principal says the school will meet at the beginning of
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each season to address this issue. in piedmont, monty francis, nbc area news. the candidates are not the only ones preparing for the final presidential debate. crews are putting the finishing touches on the set. outside they held a lottery drawing for tickets to the event. the final 90-minute debate will focus on foreign policy and you can watch it here. it begins at 6:00 tomorrow night. check this out. in the middle of the screen, some rare water spouts and funnel clouds were spotted forming near puget sound north of seattle. a man waiting for a ferry captured the video on one of those water spouts. pretty cool. three were sighted near the islands islands of puget sound. we will check if with rob on the weather. there's a lot going on. >> we have orange october on the radar. we are seeing significant rain
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from san francisco up to the headlands, san rafeal over to richmond and down the peninsula, bay shore getting in to south san francisco. moderate rain at times than winds will pick up, too. the cold front is off shore. you will know it is getting closer as the winds pick up from the south. lighter rain in fremont and closer to san jose not as much rain. the moisture is being slammed in to the coastal mountains out of the southwest. so you have the rain falling on the ocean-facing side of the mountains and the air dries in to san jose. we refer to that as a rain shadow. the santa clara valley may end up with a quarter inch of rain. so, the main event sweeps through in to the afternoon. we are looking at patchy areas of showers. scattered showers for the afternoon and 5:00 as game seven gets started. isolated showers in the bay area and through 9:00. if this is a four-hour game, hopefully this is good news.
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by 11:00 the rain will sweep in. hope we get the game in tomorrow evening. temperatures tomorrow running cool. upper 50s to low 60s for highs. tomorrow the chance of rain for the morning. a few more showers in to tuesday. one more system in to wednesday. as we get this to thursday, clearing skies. second half of the week we will see improving conditions, less rain and numbers in the 60s and low 70s in to next weekend. plan on a windy and wet commute tomorrow morning. use extra time on the roads and more of the same, i think for the middle of the week. the pattern will stick around for a while. >> hard to imagine until i wake up tomorrow morning. >> all right. thank you, rob. coming up next, the pumpkin patch that will make you bay area proud. one more look at how the giants pulled out the must win tonight at at&t park.
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it's that time of the year when our thoughts turn to things orange. we're not talking about the giants. we're talking about pumpkins. in tonight's bay area proud we take you to one special pumpkin patch and the remarkable man behind it. nbc bay area garvin thomas continues our series about what is working well in the bay area. >> reporter: along this stretch of lake view highway in sonoma county among the horse farms and grapevine, you'll find a small patch of what's right with the world. and the 15-year-old who farms it. >> this is where we grow a lot
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of them. >> reporter: he is truth be told a city boy. he lives 40 miles away in san francisco. but when he was just 8 years old, he asked his parents if he could grow pumpkins on the land the family owned up here. >> there's one here who's kind of the ugly one in the bunch. >> reporter: there were two reasons for his request. a long-held love of fall and a new-found realization that not everyone lived as confidentably as he did. >> i was at the moment when you start to see some of the bad in the world. you start to see the people on the streets, hungry, the dogs that have been abused of the kids that don't have the opportunities that you have and you want to start doing something. you don't understand that's going on quite yet, but what i felt was i just need to help somehow. >> reporter: the first year he grew and sold $100 worth of pumpkins and gaift all to charity. the next year, he earned a
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little more as he has each following year. >> these, all of them, right here. >> reporter: and now. >> let's just say his math skills are taxed. >> 1.10 is your total. >> $150 is your total. >> reporter: last year he raised $18,000 selling pumpkins. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: this year he is shooting for 20. and you would be crazy to bet against him. >> it all adds up to $400. he says it is a half year's work to grow, move and sell the pumpkins. this year, numbering about 5,000. >> ready are, over here. >> he says payment for his time comes not in money, rather in those three moments when he hands over those three checks to three different charities. >> it is so rewarding. three moments for six months and
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those three moments i would actually give two years for. >> reporter: how great for the rest of us then that this model of generosity has so many miles left on him. garvin thomas, nbc bay area news. >> $20,000 in pumpkins. all right. do you have a story that makes you bay area proud? head to our website bay area proud.com and let us know. there were a lot of shovels in the ground today in the south bay. we'll show you a record-breaking ceremony coming up.
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break ground and records. the san jose earthquakes broke ground on the team's new stadium today. >> three, two, one, drop it!
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[ horn sounding ] >> that is some serious shoveling. 6200 people put shovels in the ground at the site of the stadium which is located across the street from san jose international airport. that breaks the previous gin nis world record for the number of people taking part in a ground breaking ceremony. the earthquakes have not had a permanent soccer only stadium since the franchise was founded in 1974. >> we have been waiting forever and we will finally have our own stadium. >> you are dating yourself. >> i have been coming to these games forever. life-long season ticket holder. couldn't be happier. >> the new privately financed $60 million stadium is expected to open in 2014, the same year as the 49ers stadium in santa clara. a lot going on that year. with the giants in command of the game, there were
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lighthearted moments in the dugout. check this out. brian wilson having fun with tomorrow night's starting pitcher . they played catch for the first time since undergoing that season-ending elbow surgery in april. aan parentally he has his quirkcy personality back. thank you for watching nbc bay area news. ist chris matthews is next. have a good night and a good week. thirty-eight. schools. trouble, we all should help out. under thirty-eight they do. more a year. bucks. money for schools. every school dollar must be... spent on student learning. student wins. vote yes on thirty-eight.
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